Meet Tyler Lindsay! This guy never ceases to amaze! At Jefferson City CrossFit we really take pride in our community! We have seriously the best people that show up day in and day out! The number of couples, and family members that work out together is pretty phenomenal. As our growing membership hits all time highs, it is amazing to look and see the number that has become and the population of spouses. I remember over two years ago, when Tyler walked in the doors to our gym. Serious face on, and really not sure about what he was getting himself into. His wife Sami by his side, and she came to support and as you read further, they both became hooked really fast!
Without further ado just last night hitting a 20+lb PR on his Push Press!
Name: Tyler Lindsay
Occupation: Structural Designer for Missouri Department of Transportation (I design bridges) Age: 28 Family: My wife Samantha, our dog Olive and our cat Bo How long have you been CrossFitting?: 2 years and 2 months What time do you come to WOD normally? 5:30 pm Favorite Lift: Either cleans or overhead squat, but if I had to pick one, overhead squat Favorite Met Con/Cardio: Box Jumps Favorite Gymnastic/Body weight Movement: Any form of the pull-up. Since I’m getting better, I like ring muscle ups.
Favorite Shoe to WOD in: Currently Nano 5.0
Favorite Meal: Any chicken, pork, vegetable and rice combo.
Favorite Beverage: Beer…I mean water 🙂
Funniest memory at the box: One tank top Tuesday, Kyle, Steven and I were practicing strong man aerobics in our matching #Swole bro tanks. We received quite a few laughs and I’m pretty sure there are some good pics on Facebook.
Tell us some about your journey, greatest accomplishments. Like what was your reason for starting, why you stuck with it? What makes you keep coming back? Please be detailed. 🙂 My reason for starting was that Coach Travis finally bugged me enough to come try a class. I think we did wall balls, which sucked, but I felt a great accomplishment after I was done. I was actually late for a kickball game and when I showed up I immediately kicked a 3 run homer! I was hooked. I keep coming back because I love the community. I never expected to make so many friends that I can see outside the box and have a great time with. I’ve become stronger and faster and I’m definitely in the best shape of my life. It also feels great to have people ask me for advice or tips on certain lifts or movements. It shows that my hard work has paid off and that I can help others.
If you could give any advice for a person new to CrossFit, what would it be?: Stick with it! Don’t be discouraged by the white board if your times aren’t as fast or your lifts aren’t as strong as others. We love competing against each other but your main focus should be competing against yourself. It is very satisfying to see oneself grow and trust me, you will be stronger and faster than you ever thought possible.
Please list two future goals. 6 months and One year: 6 months probably body weight or heavier snatch. 1 year I’d love to be a pro at handstand push-ups. Strict and kipping.
Favorite Quote: Try not. Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda